Pet Sitting and Boarding in Charlottesville

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How it works

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Skip the kennel

Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.

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Flexible transportation

All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.

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Live updates

Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.

What is Wag!?

Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured pet sitters and dog walkers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Carissa HCharlottesville, VA

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I am excited to meet your family member and explore the outdoors with them. I grew up with Golden Retrievers and always loved playing with them. I am looking forward to having my own dog one day soon. I know exercise is an essential component of any health human and dogs' lifestyle. I have more experience with medium and large dogs than small ones, but am open to meeting all types of furry friends. My priority is keeping your dog safe during walks and helping them enjoy time outdoors.

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Morganne SCharlottesville, VA

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Hello! I am a young animal welfare professional with experience working at Lifeline Animal Project and at boarding facilities. I love all animals and have 4 dogs of my own ranging from small to a 95lb mutt. If you’re concerned about basic behavioral issues (leash reactivity, nervous/shy behavior ect.), don’t be. I’ve seen it all. I can’t wait to meet your dog and take them out on a great walk.

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Jayne FCharlottesville, VA

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If you’ve passed me walking around Charlottesville, I’ve probably already asked to pet your dog! I’m a UVA grad student who lives near the North Grounds, and I’d love to meet your pup! I grew up with pets, and I’ve loved my family dogs through the good (long walks, playing fetch, cuddling) and the more challenging (puppy eating my shoe, cleaning up messes) times. I am experienced walking and boarding dogs of different sizes, ages, and temperaments.

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Ivan PCharlottesville, VA

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Hello my name is Ivan Aragona and I am originally from Brazil and have been a citizen in the United States since 2008. I love all animals and even have my own adored dog. I have had pets my entire life and look forward to caring for other pets as well.

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Kaitlyn SCharlottesville, VA

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Hello My Name is Kaitlyn, I am a grad student in Orange County California. I have grown up with dogs of all sizes, a golden retriever, German Shepard mix and am the proud dog mom of a terrier mix named Buzz. I am a very active person and I love to explore. I can't wait to meet your pup and explore with him or her!

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Rachel SCharlottesville, VA

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Hi! My name is Rachel. I absolutely love dogs and have happily been able to own dogs throughout my life. My first dog was an incredibly sweet and kind-hearted English Springer Spaniel, and my second dog was a more rambunctious English Springer Spaniel. Now my family has two Shih Tzu who are almost 14 years old (I still call them puppies though). I also have six years of experience pet sitting and dog walking. Unfortunately my dogs live back in Michigan, so I would absolutely love the opportunity to take your dog for a walk and give it all of the pets, cuddles, and love that I wish I could be giving my dogs.

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Sabrina CCharlottesville, VA

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“Treating every dog like they’re my own :)”

Hi I'm Sabrina, and I'm so excited for the opportunity to walk your pup! Please know that I will absolutely provide the best experience for you and your dog. I will pay attention and follow all special notes/specific instructions given and treat your pup like they’re my own! I strive to create the perfect combination of safety and fun :)

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Ilana LCharlottesville, VA

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My name is Ilana and I am excited to provide your dog with fun, safe walks! I have always been a dog lover, and have lived with a dog most of my life. I've had a Shih Tzu, a Beagle, a Golden Retriever, and I currently live with an awesome Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I have experience interacting with a wide variety of animals and will pay special attention to any requests you may have. I will also do my best to cater to your dog's specific needs.

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Adrian HCharlottesville, VA

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I am Adrian originally from Texas and I’m currently in U.S. Navy. I absolutely love animals! Growing up on a ranch I have tons of experience with all types of animals!

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Caroline SCharlottesville, VA

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Hello my name is Caroline and I am an animal lover and a healthy living advocate. I have had dogs my entire life, both german shepherds and huskies. I dog sat through my teenage years for neighbors and family. I look forward to meeting you and your best friend!

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Dog Boarding in Charlottesville

Run almost entirely by volunteers, Animal Connections is a no-kill rescue network that firmly believes in the foster to adoption path. They are diligent about posting in-depth profiles of all of the dogs available for adoption, including their background, strengths, and areas needing improvement. Animal Connections provides a lot of supplementary assistance to the dominant shelter in Charlottesville, the CASPCA.

Serving all of Albemarle County is a big feat, but the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA (CASPCA) manages beautifully in this mountain town. They rehome hundreds of pets each year and host a number of community events to raise awareness and funds. Community programs include the Barn Cat Project and the Angel Adoption Project, under which adoption fees are waived in order provide homes to special needs or antisocial animals. CASPCA also hosts a vibrant junior volunteer program, providing young adults with meaningful work experience. 

As Charlottesville is a small college mountain town, CASPCA is the dominating shelter for the community. In the same breath, residents find that living amongst nature does not come without its challenges. Often woodland creatures wander into town or are found by our own furry friends, and are injured. Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary is a rehabilitation and rescue center sheltering all exotic and wild animals needing a helping hand in the local area. RWS provides instructions on how to rescue an animal if found out of hours of operation. 

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Charlottesville

Brew Ridge Parkway

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
Yearround

Brew Ridge Parkway

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Charlottesville is not only known for being exceptionally dog-friendly, but also for its mass density of breweries and distilleries.  Running through the Blue Ridge Mountain system, the Brew Ridge Parkway is a destination for any avid beer, cider, or wine drinker. Of the nearly 30 breweries like Devil's Backbone, Bold Rock, or Wild Wolf within a 20 mile radius, nearly all of them welcome dogs on their expansive patio set ups.

Crabtree Falls

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Admission
$4.00

Duration
7AM-7PM

Crabtree Falls

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Take in the lush Blue Ridge Mountain landscape from 1,200 feet at Crabtree Falls. The path is well maintained and marked, with five breaking points at the most scenic segments of the falls. Beautiful year-round, Crabtree is a must-stop for nature lovers, and dogs will find the 2-hour hike manageable at the least. Admission is free, and parking cost is $4.

Dogtoberfest

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Admission
$20.00

Duration
2PM-4PM

Dogtoberfest

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Every October, ACAC Waterpark allows dogs to frolic and swim before closing up for the year. Hosted by CASPCA, Dogtoberfest almost always sells out, so buy in advance.  Food, beer, photobooths, and costume contests - what more could you ask for? Starting at $20 and an additional $10 per extra dog, the proceeds help CASPCA continue serving the community. Plus, whats more fun than seeing your mutt splash around with his friends?

Dog Fest & Howl-O-Ween

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
12PM-5PM

Dog Fest & Howl-O-Ween

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A local favorite each year, Dog Fest & Howl-O-Ween bring together several vendors and neighboring rescues to IX Art Park for a paws-itively spectacular day.  The costume contest is judged in the middle of the day, and refreshments are available throughout the event. Three Notch'd Brewery even offers a selection of beers at which a portion of the proceeds will go towards CASPCA, the host of this event.

Spring Founders Festival

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
10AM-9PM

Spring Founders Festival

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Put together by the Tom Tom Foundation, the Spring Founders Festival is a massive event that brings together art, technology, and entrepreneurship. Dogs are welcome to all of the open air outdoor events such as the block parties, where you can grab a beer and listen to one of the several headlining bands for the week. Spring Founders Festival brings together all the up and coming figures of culture in Charlottesville and beyond for a week of sharing ideas and innovation.